MCB Distinguished Speaker Series 2018-19

A great opportunity to hear leading researchers in the scientific community discuss their work.

These seminars are held on Wednesdays in SSC 2315 (unless noted otherwise) during the Fall and Winter semesters and headline our weekly Departmental Seminar Series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee, Tea & Timbits available.

Please note seminar times and locations below.

2018-19 Distinguished Speaker Series:
 

  1. October 3, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Gary Shaw
    Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Canada Research Chair in Structural Neurobiology.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Steffen Graether)
     
  2. October 10, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Judy Bolton
    Distinguished Professor and Head, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. David Josephy)
     
  3. October 31, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Kaspar Locher
    Associate Professor of Molecular Membrane Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics; Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Whitfield)
     
  4. November 14, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Guttman
    Professor, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics.
    (Faculty Hosts: Drs.  Rebecca Shapiro & Jennifer Geddes-McAlister)
     
  5. November 28, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Michael Schlossmacher
    Director, Neuroscience Program Bhargava Research Chair in Neurodegeneration, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Scott Ryan)
     
  6. January 16, 2019 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Elizabeth Edwards
    Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair (tier 1) in Anaerobic Biotechnology.
    (Host: Gaelan Melanson)
     
  7. January 23, 2019 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Jason Moffat
    Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics of Cancer.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. David Josephy)
     
  8. January 30, 2019 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Gerry Wright
    Professor, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University; Canada Research Chair in Antimicrobial Biochemistry; Scientific Director, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Georgina Cox)
     
  9. March 13, 2019 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras
    Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics,  Mount Sinai Hospital.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Nina Jones)
     

2017-18 Distinguished Speaker Series:
 

  1. October 11, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Peter McCourt
    Professor, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Plant Molecular Biology, Jack Dainty Distinguished Professor.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Mike Emes)
     
  2. October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. John Rubinstein
    Senior Scientist, Molecular Medicine Program, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Matthew Kimber)
     
  3. November 8, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Picketts
    Professor, Departments of Medicine and BMI, Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Human and Molecular Genetics, University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Scott Ryan)
     
  4. November 22, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Kaplan
    Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: John Vessey)
     
  5. January 24, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Vocadlo
    Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Whitfield)
     
  6. February 28, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Yves Brun
    Distinguished Professor and Clyde Culbertson Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Cezar Khursigara)
     
  7. March 21, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Leah Cowen
    Professor, Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics & Infectious Disease, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Rebecca Shapiro)
     

2016-17 Distinguished Speaker Series:
 

  1. October 19, 2016 at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Roger Lévesque
    Director, Integrative and Systems Biology Institute (IBIS) and Full Professor, Université Laval.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Joe Lam and Dr. Cezar Khursigara)
     
  2. November 2, 2016  at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Peter L. Davies
    Professor of Biochemistry, and CRC in Protein Engineering, Queen's University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Steffen Graether)
     
  3. November 16, 2016 at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Phil Hieter
    Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, Dept. of Medical Genetics and Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Krassimir (Joseph) Yankulov
     
  4. February 1, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Paul Lasko
    Professor, Department of Biology, McGill Cancer Research Centre.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Jim Uniacke)
     
  5. February 15, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315- Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit 
    Associate Professor, Experimental Oncology, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Jim Uniacke)
     
  6. March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Jim Woodgett 
    Director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Professor, Dept of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Nina Jones)
     
  7. March 29, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Harry Brumer
    Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Whitfield)
     
  8. May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am in PAHL 1800 - Dr. Lynne Maquat
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015. Director, Center for RNA Biology; Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Steven Rothstein)

2018 - 2020 Seminar Committee:

  • Nina Jones (Chair)
  • David Josephy
  • Jaideep Mathur
  • Chris Whitfield
  • Vanessa Breton